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Garage Door Weight – How to Tell How Much A Garage Door Weighs

There comes a time when home and business owners may need to know the weight of a garage door. Some customers may be looking to replace the torsion springs on their current system. Other customers might be on the market for a replacement door that will work with their current opening mechanism. No matter what your reasons are, having an accurate weight estimate is essential. Your friends at Metro Garage Doors are here to help you understand what impacts the weight of garage doors.

Why Does Weight Matter?

If you are replacing your garage door’s torsion springs, knowing the door’s weight is crucial to choosing the right springs. Different torsion springs can handle different amounts of weight. Having torsion springs that can handle a lot more than your garage door weighs is fine. However, installing torsion springs that can’t handle your door’s weight is dangerous.

Another instance where knowing a door’s weight is important is if you’re shopping for a new door. If you want to use your current automatic opener, you need to ensure your opener can handle the new door.

What Impacts a the Weight of a Garage Door?

Several things can impact a garage door’s weight. Some of these factors include:

  • Doorway size – the larger the doorway, the heavier the door.
  • Materials used – Glass garage doors are much heavier than wood doors.
  • Insulation – Insulation can add an extra 200 pounds to your door.
  • Doorway thickness – the thicker the doorway, the heavier the door.
  • Type of door – The type and design of the door will also impact its weight.
  • Amount of steel used – the more steel it has, the heavier it will be.
Call the Experts at Metro Garage Door

If you need to know the weight of a garage door, contact your friends at Metro Garage Doors. Although you might be tempted to use a weight calculator you find online, we can make sure you get an accurate figure. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a Metro Garage Door technician.

 

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First Responder Luncheon 2020

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

This is exactly what we ask of our first responders. Police, the armed services, firefighters, EMTs, and the National Guard put their lives on the line for their friends, and for strangers, every day of their lives. Metro Garage Doors wants to give a little bit back.

5th Annual First Responder Lunch
Wednesday, September 9th
11 am – 2 pm
DRIVE THRU ONLY

All First Responders are invited to come to Metro Garage Doors to have lunch on us!

If you are interested in helping us with this event, contact us.

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Benefits of Sliding Garage Doors

Sliding Garage Doors – An Excellent Choice for Your Home or Business

All home and business owners have many things to consider when they start shopping for their next garage door. Garage doors can greatly improve your property’s curb appeal. In addition, they can add additional functionality to your property and they can make your property more accessible. Considering sliding garage doors for your home? We can help.

When you start shopping for a new garage door, we suggest you seriously consider installing a sliding garage door. Although these doors aren’t the least expensive option out there, they offer a number of distinct benefits.

Leverage the Full-Height of Your Doorway

A sliding garage door will always open to their full height, no matter how wide you open them. This means you’ll never have to duck under a partially cracked garage door to access the things you need. Whether you’re backing out a motorcycle or simply grabbing a tool, accessing your garage will be infinitely easier.

Another height-benefit of a sliding garage door is the overhead space it’ll open up. Since your garage door’s motor, track and door will be placed horizontally, you’ll have more space in your garage.

Reduced Energy Costs

Sliding garage doors can also save you money. Every time a garage door is opened, heat and air-conditioned air escapes. If you partially open your garage door, less air will escape. This means your HVAC won’t have to work hard to compensate for the lost warm/cool air.

Less Noise

Sliding garage doors make much less noise than their traditional counterparts. Since the garage door opens horizontally, the motor doesn’t have to work as hard to open the doors. Any rooms or offices in the vicinity of the garage door will be much quieter.

Easy to Repair

Sliding garage doors are also easier to maintain. Hardware, panels and tracks are easier to repair than traditional garage door components.

Easy to Use

Finally, sliding garage doors are easy to use. You can easily open them manually, use a power-operated model, or both. This means that if you ever lose power at your home or business, you’ll still be able to access your garage.

Call the Experts at Metro Garage Door

If you’re thinking about installing a new garage door, contact your friends at Metro Garage Doors. We can answer all your questions about traditional and sliding garage doors. We’re ready to help you find the best door to meet your needs. Contact us today to speak a member of the Metro Garage Doors team.

 

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The Best Garage Door Motor Replacement

Garage Door Motors – Douglasville, GA

garage doorThe latest technological innovations for a garage door motor replacement are available in the ReliaG 2028 1/2 HP motor from Metro Garage Doors in Douglasville, GA. The Model 2028 provides power, reliability and value for homeowners in Douglasville, GA who want a motor with variable speed control and one that provides quiet operation. Another valuable feature is the Soft Start-Soft Stop which ensures a smoother movement of the door. This motor includes a 7 foot steel-reinforced Chain Rail which hides the Chain Drive for improving the appearance of the door opener mechanism.

ReliaG Motor Benefits

This motor has a reversing system which is operated by an invisible beam across the door opening at the bottom. Any pet, person or object that breaks this beam will result in the door stopping and then reversing. The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that this system has prevented many injuries and even some deaths from occurring.

A security system that is available with this motor is the Intellicode which automatically changes the doors access code every time the door is opened. This system selects from billions of codes, so it is impossible for a person to copy the code with a device that is used to copy credit card numbers. This is a security system that will protect valuable assets stored in the garage including the vehicles.

The motor is equipped with a security system which is designed to avoid nearby frequency interference. The Auto-Seek system will automatically seek either the 315 or 390 MHz frequency produced by the remote. Three remotes are available for this motor.

The 3-Button Remote has an Auto Seek Dual Frequency 390/315 MHz with the Intellicode feature.

The 3-Button Remote uses a 390 MHz Single Frequency also with Intellicode.

The 1-Button Remote has an Auto Seek Dual Frequency 390/315 MHz also with Intellicode.

Source:  This motor is designed and manufactured by the Genie Company which is a highly recognized manufacturer of garage door openers since 1954. They have continued to make a high quality motor.

Genie Garage Motor Experts – Douglasville, GA

Contact Metro Garage Doors for your motor replacement.  We have been selling service and serving the needs of Douglasville for over 20 years. We also have a partnership with the Genie Company to install all the Genie Garage Door Openers sold by Metro Atlanta Home Depot Stores.

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Wayne Dalton Designer 9510 Steel Door with Vicksburg Design

Wayne Dalton Garage Door Dealer

Metro Garage Door is pleased to announce that we now offer the new Vicksburg design 9510 Wayne Dalton Designer Steel Door. This door is a unique product offering that gives your home the high-end look of a carriage house door, but with the durability of steel sections. This is a great new look to replace your existing door or to put in a new home. 

These are some of the features of this new design as described in the product bulletin

1. Big, bold sections: The seven-foot door is made of three 28-inch sections. These are larger than most doors which are made of four shorter sections. This allows the embossed design to stand out more while allowing the door to fit into a standard garage door opening. 

2. Large windows: The window section fills one full section of the three available sections and uses dividers between sections as opposed to inserts covering the window area. This results in a larger open light area and bigger windows than standard steel doors.

3. Low maintenance: The painted solid-steel front and large sections will wear longer and result in less maintenance and refinishing when compared to a standard embossed steel door. The carriage-house look adds a nice finishing touch to any home. 

4. Insulation R-value: This door features a thick 1 5/8″ polyurethane section giving it an R-value of 12 that will improve insulation properties of the garage and perform well in all climate conditions. 

Contact Douglasville’s Metro Garage Doors

If you are ready to add this unique look to your home, contact the professionals at Metro Garage Door, your metro Atlanta garage door experts!

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Do your Garage Door Rollers Need to be Replaced

Many homeowners do a great job of maintaining the visible parts of their garage door, but we find that just as many forget to check other essential components, including their rollers. Your garage door’s rollers are responsible for making the opening and closing of your garage door a smooth process. Once you know what kind of garage door roller you have, you can then inspect them properly.

Builder-Grade Garage Door Rollers

Builder-grade rollers are what the majority of homeowners have and they are made of steel or hard plastic. They do not have ball bearings of any kind. We suggest you replace builder-grade garage door rollers every two years since the lack of ball bearings causes them to wear out quickly. If your builder-grade garage door rollers are worn out, you’ll hear a squeaking sound when you open and close your garage door.

Upgraded Garage Door Rollers

Upgraded garage door rollers are typically made out of nylon and they include ball bearings (open or sealed). We suggest you lubricate all open bearing rollers 4x a year. Depending on the exact design and type of rollers your door has, they can last anywhere from two years to the lifetime of your garage door.

Inspecting Your Garage Door Rollers

Your friends at Metro Garage doors suggest you inspect your garage door rollers at a minimum of once per year. Keep an eye out for the following:

  • If your rollers make any kind of grinding sound or they stop spinning smoothly, it’s time to have your rollers replaced.
  • If your rollers wiggle or appear to be improperly attached to the shaft, your rollers should be replaced.
  • If any part of your roller is cracked or you see that pieces of it are missing, you should have it replaced.
Call the Experts at Metro Garage Door

If you think it might be time to replace your garage door roller, give the experts at Metro Garage Doors a call. We’re here to help with any issues you might have with your garage door and its rollers. Give us a call today to book a repair appointment with a Metro Garage Doors technician. Contact us today to learn more.

 

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Do your Garage Door Rollers Need to be Replaced

Many homeowners do a great job of maintaining the visible parts of their garage door, but we find that just as many forget to check other essential components, including their rollers. Your garage door’s rollers are responsible for making the opening and closing of your garage door a smooth process. Once you know what kind of garage door roller you have, you can then inspect them properly.

Builder-Grade Garage Door Rollers

Builder-grade rollers are what the majority of homeowners have and they are made of steel or hard plastic. They do not have ball bearings of any kind. We suggest you replace builder-grade garage door rollers every two years since the lack of ball bearings causes them to wear out quickly. If your builder-grade garage door rollers are worn out, you’ll hear a squeaking sound when you open and close your garage door.

Upgraded Garage Door Rollers

Upgraded garage door rollers are typically made out of nylon and they include ball bearings (open or sealed). We suggest you lubricate all open bearing rollers 4x a year. Depending on the exact design and type of rollers your door has, they can last anywhere from two years to the lifetime of your garage door.

Inspecting Your Garage Door Rollers

Your friends at Metro Garage doors suggest you inspect your garage door rollers at a minimum of once per year. Keep an eye out for the following:

  • If your rollers make any kind of grinding sound or they stop spinning smoothly, it’s time to have your rollers replaced.
  • If your rollers wiggle or appear to be improperly attached to the shaft, your rollers should be replaced.
  • If any part of your roller is cracked or you see that pieces of it are missing, you should have it replaced.
Call the Experts at Metro Garage Door

If you think it might be time to replace your garage door roller, give the experts at Metro Garage Doors a call. We’re here to help with any issues you might have with your garage door and its rollers. Give us a call today to book a repair appointment with a Metro Garage Doors technician. Contact us today to learn more.

 

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Outdoor Fireplaces Enhance Your Outdoor Living Spaces

Beauty and Value- Outdoor Fireplace

Individuals who own a fireplace will tell you of the benefits it brings to the home – from heating the house to creating a warm and cozy focal point in a room. But for some, having a fireplace inside the home is not enough. They know how an outdoor fireplace can extend the living area of the home and create additional space in which to congregate, relax, and entertain.

Outdoor fireplaces – like those fireplaces that are in our homes – are chosen for their ability to produce heat as well as for aesthetic purposes and a mind towards the budget. Outdoor fireplaces have become all the rage – mostly for their ability to extend our living area and create an outdoor space that we can gather regardless of the weather; with the purchase of an outdoor fireplace, we can sometimes be afforded another entire room in our home. Keeping pace with its growing popularity, outdoor fireplace models – in a stunning array of varieties – can be found in home improvement stores or home and garden shops most anywhere. Choosing from among the fireplaces depends solely on personal style.

The more affordable outdoor fireplaces are portable units that radiate heat around the unit so as to warm
an entire space and those around its fire. The convenience of these outdoor fireplaces – in addition to their heat – is their portability. Such units can be a move to convenient spots so as to accommodate groups of people regardless
of where you want to entertain.

There are different styles of indoor fireplaces you can customize to suit your needs and budget, and the
result can be anything from simple to elaborate.

Some outdoor fireplaces are crafted by hand from beautiful cuts of stone. The end product resembles an indoor stone fireplace. These units are not portable but make a stunning focal point in an outdoor area. The wide-mouth opening provides for wood to be burned within and the fireplace gives off a tremendous amount of heat to those sitting around it. Many of these fireplaces include cooking and counter space that allows you to prepare beautifully grilled meals. With this unit, you have more than just an outdoor fireplace; you have an outdoor kitchen.

If you are interested in more permanent outdoor fireplaces, you can access a variety of companies that will come and build an outdoor fireplace right into your existing infrastructure. Stone, cement, or brick – no matter what material will work best in your outdoor space, there are companies that provide quality hand craftsmanship that will utterly transform your outdoor space.

The portable outdoor fireplaces are smaller, more contained units that also burn wood. They are convenient and easily moved to take advantage of all outdoor space. Selecting between the portable and permanent units depends solely on space, style, and budget. But no matter which of the outdoor fireplaces you choose, by so choosing you will expand your living space, add value to your home, and take back the great outdoors..

Contact Metro Garage Door to discuss installing an outdoor fireplace in your home.  You can add beauty and value to your home.

 

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June is Garage Door Safety Month

Here are some monthly maintenance tips and safety videos from CHI Overhead Doors.  We want you to be safe at all times when operating your garage door.  June is the focus month to remind customers about the safety tips and maintenance tasks.

  1. Avoid a moving garage door and always keep hands & fingers clear of the moving parts.
  2. Do not let children play with garage doors, transmitters, or motor remotes.
  3. Only operate the garage door when you can see it.

Inspect Garage Door Hardware

  • A quick inspection of your garage door can help unexpected repair costs.  The door should open and close smoothly, with no sounds of grinding or scraping.

Test Garage Door Balance

  • Testing the balance of your garage door can help prevent excessive wear.  It should lift smoothly without any resistance or bouncing.

Contact Douglasville’s CHI Dealer – Metro Garage Doors

If you don’t feel comfortable with these tests or you suspect any trouble with your garage doors, please make sure to contact us for a maintenance appointment today!

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June is Garage Door Safety Month

Here are some monthly maintenance tips and safety videos from CHI Overhead Doors.  We want you to be safe at all times when operating your garage door.  June is the focus month to remind customers about the safety tips and maintenance tasks.

  1. Avoid a moving garage door and always keep hands & fingers clear of the moving parts.
  2. Do not let children play with garage doors, transmitters, or motor remotes.
  3. Only operate the garage door when you can see it.

Inspect Garage Door Hardware

  • A quick inspection of your garage door can help unexpected repair costs.  The door should open and close smoothly, with no sounds of grinding or scraping.

Test Garage Door Balance

  • Testing the balance of your garage door can help prevent excessive wear.  It should lift smoothly without any resistance or bouncing.

Contact Douglasville’s CHI Dealer – Metro Garage Doors

If you don’t feel comfortable with these tests or you suspect any trouble with your garage doors, please make sure to contact us for a maintenance appointment today!

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